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Socket 939 Future proofing question, Please Help!!!
Jun 20, 2006, 2:41 PM
I have been making a new rig for myself recently and need to know that if i buy a S939 mobo now, and a new dx10 gfx card (ATi) when they come out, will they work with my mobo.
I am currently deciding between:
Abit AT8-32X ATI RD580 Crossfire PCI-Express Motherboard
Sapphire PURE RD580 CrossFire Advantage PCI-Express Motherboard
So my question is that if i buy any one of these mobos now, will they be compatible with dx10 Crossfire cards when they come out in the future?
Please reply ASAP, Thanks!
Jun 20, 2006
socket future proofing question help
Jun 20, 2006, 3:18 PM
If you use the new DX10 Card and get the direct X10 drivers, and you have a PCI express mobo, then your good.
Jun 20, 2006, 3:30 PM
I am not using the new cards yet because they aren't available yet
I am asking that will the mobos i listed above, be compatible with the new ATi dx10 cards when they come out in the near future?
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Jun 20, 2006, 4:18 PM
Noone knows because they're not even sheduled for release yet!
I can't see it making a difference as far as graphics compatibility goes (apart from SLi/CF) whether you use AM2, 939, 775... whatever. But there are no guarantees.
Jun 20, 2006, 4:24 PM
as far as I know noone got a plan to Change the graphics card interface at least till when DX10 arrives
the mobo that you've listed below got PCIE-16X so it'll be fine
but believe me no one is sure about that what will happen
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